ReportMay 19, 2016

Shared, Collaborative and On Demand: The New Digital Economy

The sharing economy and on-demand services are weaving their way into the lives of many Americans, raising difficult issues around jobs, regulation and the potential emergence of a new digital divide.

ReportApril 7, 2016

Libraries and Learning

Most Americans think that local libraries serve the educational needs of their communities and families well. But many do not know about key education services libraries provide.

ReportMarch 29, 2016

How will the Internet of Things look by 2025?

Lee Rainie will present findings from Pew Research Center’s report titled “The Internet of Things Will Thrive by 2025” to the American Bar Association Section of Science & Technology law on March 30, 2016.

ReportMarch 22, 2016

Lifelong Learning and Technology

A large majority of Americans seek extra knowledge for personal and work-related reasons. Digital technology plays a notable role in these knowledge pursuits, but place-based learning remains vital to many.

ReportFebruary 11, 2016

15% of American Adults Have Used Online Dating Sites or Mobile Dating Apps

The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who report having used online dating has nearly tripled in the past two years, while usage among 55- to 64-year-olds has doubled.

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InteractiveJanuary 5, 2016

Who plays video games in America?

Though the majority of Americans think most video games players are men, equal numbers of men and women report playing video games. Yet, men are twice as likely to call themselves “gamers.”

ReportDecember 15, 2015

Gaming and Gamers

Americans’ attitudes toward games – and the people who play them – are complex and often uncertain.

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InteractiveNovember 19, 2015

Job Seeking is Going Mobile

More Americans are using their smartphones during their job search, whether to look up information about a job, create a resume or cover letter, or fill out a job application.

ReportNovember 19, 2015

Searching for Work in the Digital Era

The internet is a central resource for Americans looking for work, but a notable minority lack confidence in their digital job-seeking skills.

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InteractiveOctober 1, 2015

Teens Voices: Dating in the Digital Age

From flirting to breaking up, social media and mobile phones are woven into teens’ romantic lives. This interactive essay features teens voices as they describe their experience navigating dating in the digital age.